Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I wish.

Somedays I wish I could do this in the middle of the afternoon:


I flipped on a little bit of the Science channel this afternoon. I have to watch a little educational digital cable everyday to justify why I'm still paying to have cable. Today I learned about the power of the placebo. There was a study done that had average people doing bicep curls. One group trained on a bicep curl machine for six weeks, while the other group sat at the bicep curl machine and watched a video of themselves doing bicep curls. At the end of the study the group who watched the video ended up being stronger than the group that actually did the excercises for the six weeks. They concluded that while watching the video, the study particpants brains sent a message to their muscles that made the muscles think that they were getting stronger. The whole point was to show how the brain is very powerful. They hope to use the technology to help chronic pain sufferers. I thought it was pretty cool. I think I'm going to go make a video of me doing a whole bunch of exercises and watch it all day. I wish. The guy did say this should only be used for athletes that are temporarily injured or for short term use. Darn!

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if I can use my powerful brain to will myself skinny.